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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Hits Back At Ed Woodward Over His Manchester United Statement

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Hits Back At Ed Woodward Over His Manchester United Statement

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fired back at Ed Woodward by saying his public support behind the Manchester United boss was "not needed."

The United executive vice-chairman, 47, released a full statement in a conference call last Tuesday that reiterated the club's promise to build for the future and back the current manager.

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Speaking ahead of the Red Devils' clash with Arsenal on Monday, United boss Solskjaer believes that the backing from Woodward was not entirely necessary.

"I'm not sure if it was needed," the Norwegian admitted.

"But it was that time that he had his annual earnings.

"Of course, I've had loads of conversations with the board and the club and how we're seeing this, moving forward.

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"What it says in the press, I don't worry too much about."

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Solskjaer has come under pressure at the start of the new season as United have won only two of their opening six Premier League matches.

And the Red Devils held off a late scare from Rochdale last Wednesday to progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

But the 46-year-old United boss has refused to shoulder the blame for his side's form and he believes that the club are heading in the right direction.

"You evaluate every single game and you look through the games, but I'm not doubting myself," he explained.

"If I doubt myself, then I think the rest of the world would as well.

"We have loads of discussions and we believe in what we're doing."

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Solskjaer also praised the work of his staff and insisted that he is not seeking the advice of legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on a day-to-day basis.

He said: "I've got a great staff, we're not gonna bring Sir Alex back up here again now!

"Of course, I speak to Sir Alex, but it's been a while since I last spoke to him.

"He's been on holiday."

Woodward, who has become a polarising figure for United fans, said in his statement that it was important the club remained "patient" as Solskjaer builds for the future.

United continue their Premier League campaign today at 8pm UK time when they host the Gunners at Old Trafford.

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Topics: Football News, Carabao Cup, ed woodward, Football, Europa League, Manchester United, red devils, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Adnan Riaz

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